Welcome to our Art and Design curriculum webpage!


Craft activities:

Please press on the links below to our School Facebook page where Miss Iveson has shown some craft activites that you can do at home during the Easter weekend:


Art Home Learning Challenge!


Create a rainbow at home to show your thanks to all the Key Workers! The NHS, social workers, caretakers, food delivery drivers, waste collectors, carers, shop workers, cleaners, volunteers and teachers are among those essential workers doing their jobs despite the coronavirus outbreak. Let's show them our thanks and make rainbows - please take a photo of your wonderful creations and send them to . We will post them on the School's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Thank you!





Here you will find information on what the children are learning throughout the year and pictures of their wonderful creations and experiences. You can also keep up to date with art events and workshops happening in Manchester to enjoy with your family and friends.

Why do we teach Art and Design?

Expression...visual thinking...observation skills...problem solving...uniqueness...

Art and Design allows children to explore and expand their creativity and imagination. Encouraging pupils to transform their experiences and emotions through Art can help them make new connections and deepen their understanding of the World. The curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the skills to experiment, invent and create unique pieces of work. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. In addition, children develop a respect for the environment, for their own health and safety and that of others. They learn to appreciate the value of similarities and differences and learn to show tolerance. A variety of experiences teaches them to appreciate that all people – and their views – are equally important.


What we have been up to at St Ambrose...

Early Years Craft Club 

In the first session, the children explored mixing primary colours to create new colours. They also experimented mark making with gold pens on dark materials to see the effect. 

Year 1 


Year 1 have drawn self portraits in the style of Pablo Picasso











As part of their topic, 'Treasure Island', Year 1 have designed and made their own coins using salt dough.












Year 3 Upcylcing project!

Year 3 enjoyed up-cycling t-shirts as part of their fashion topic. 

Year 6

Year 6 have been busy creating beautiful art pieces based on their literacy unit, 'The Highwayman'.












What's on in Manchester?

Whitworth Art Gallery - Free studio work shops throughout the year. Explore and create with interesting objects! Press link for more detail - Whitworth workshop

HOME Manchester - Explore the exhibitions and workshops provided by HOME - Home Manchester website

Manchester Art Gallery - Visit Manchester Art Gallery 

Jasmine Walne Design - We are very lucky to have an artist work with our school and provide workshops for all children to develop their skills in Art. Please have a look at Tactile Arts website and social media page for workshops that you can get involved in!

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